Pumpkin Skillet Biscuits

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 7-9 biscuits 1x


  • 2 cups all purpose-flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (or well strained fresh pumpkin)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place a cast iron skillet (8-9 inch) in the oven to preheat while you make the dough.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine. Using a fork, pastry cutter, or your hands, work the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is the size of small peas. Chill the flour/butter mixture for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the buttermilk, pumpkin, and honey until well combined. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Place the dough on well floured surface and roll it to 3/4 an inch thick. Cut it into 7-9 biscuits (kind of depends on the size of your pan as well as your cutter), using a biscuit cutter or sharp knife.
  5. Remove the hot skillet from the oven. Add one tablespoon of melted butter to the bottom and then add your cut biscuits. Brush the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the top of the dough. Put the skillet back in the oven and bake until the top of the biscuits is a light golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve hot right out of the skillet with honey and more butter. Because BUTTER!


If you don’t have a cast iron skillet you can place the cut biscuit dough on a baking mat lined baking sheet, brush with butter, and then bake like a traditional biscuit. The baking time may be a bit shorter though, around 12 minutes.

  • Category: Quick Bread
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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